Sema Symbol Amulet

Sema Symbol Amulet

The Sema, or Sma, is a symbol indicating a union. It depicts the lower and upper kingdoms of Egypt and their unity. It is often described as a pair of lungs attached to a windpipe, …

Wadjet Eye Amulet

Wadjet Eye Amulet

One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wadjet eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since Horus was often …

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

This winged scarab beetle amulet is made of electrum. The wings are not those of a beetle, but those of a bird, as is apparent by their shape and the indication of individual feathers. Winged …

Gold and enamel scarab amulet

Gold and enamel scarab amulet

Scarab amulets were frequently wound into a mummy’s bandages to protect the deceased and ensure rebirth. This scarab is made of gold, a metal strongly associated with the sun. The blue enamel symbolizes the life-giving …

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Egyptian Blue Winged Scarab

Molded scarab of blue glassy faience, with separate wings, of a type that was mass-produced in the first millennium BC. Flat and schematically modeled, it was intended to be incorporated into a beadwork mummy shroud. …

Humanoid Khepri Scarab

Humanoid Khepri Scarab

A rare model of the Egyptian scarab beetle creator god Khepri, with a human head and arms emerging from a scarab’s exoskeleton. This humanoid scarab is most likely dates to the Late Period, ca. 664-332 …

Two-finger amulet

Two-finger Amulet

This amulet depicts two stylized human fingers that are about life-size. Two-finger amulets were used exclusively for the dead and were often found on the lower left of the torso. This is the area of …

Fish amulet

Fish amulet

This fish amulet is made from gold with a green feldspar inlay. The amulet is open on both sides. The central cloisonné, to which are attached fins and tail, is roughly made from a strip …

Amulet of the god Nefertem

Amulet of the god Nefertem

Nefertem is often defined as the god of perfumes but this association is secondary. He was, in fact, first and foremost, the young god of the lotus bud that emerged from the primordial waters, according …

Golden Head of the God Osiris

Golden Head of the God Osiris

In ancient Egypt, gold, silver and electrum were the metals of choice for making jewelry. Due to its brilliance and incorruptibility, gold was associated with the Sun and the concept of immortality (hence the decision …